Most importantly, everyone's music and audio is safe on SoundCloud. SoundCloud is not going away—not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future."
The Archive Team was aware of this according to its online project listing for the prospective archive, noting that "a full grab would be too big and would raise concerns of mass copyright infringement" (in part out of speculation that some of SoundCloud's users uploaded copyrighted content without permission).So the official archive of the streaming service is not to be. But that hasn't stopped some individuals on Reddit's r/datahoarder subreddit from attempting to gather their own personal archives of as much of SoundCloud as they want and can afford to host. SoundCloud allows uploaders to make their content available for public download, but there is no officially provided batch way of downloading the contents of your personal SoundCloud library. Instead, some have taken to writing their own third-party scripts to do it.
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